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[ecrea] Research Associate post on Screen Agencies as Cultural Intermediaries within the Film and Television Sector
Mon Jun 25 17:33:11 GMT 2018
We are looking to recruit a Research Associate (0.5 for two years) to
work on the AHRC-funded project /Screen Agencies as Cultural
Intermediaries within the Film and Television Sector. /The project began
this month and the research post begins in October 2018 or soon thereafter.
The project is a collaboration between Dr Caitriona Noonan (Cardiff
University) and Professor Ruth McElroy (University of South Wales), and
examines the role of screen agencies in the provision of film and
television within small European nations.
The post-holder will contribute to the intellectual and logistical
development of the project, including engaging policy-makers and
industry with the findings of the research.
Applicants should have a relevant PhD and/or appropriate industry
experience (e.g. working in cultural funding or policy).
For informal enquiries about this job, please contact Dr Caitriona
Noonan at (NoonanC /at/ Cardiff.ac.uk)
Full information about the post is available here: https://bit.ly/2ycCSJ4
Closing date: Thursday, 5th July.
Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
To conduct research and provide administrative support to the
AHRC-funded project Screen Agencies as Cultural Intermediaries:
Negotiating and Shaping Cultural Policy for the Film and TV Industries
within Selected Small Nations.
The Screen Agencies as Cultural Intermediaries is the first large-scale
comparative study of screen agencies and associated policy-making,
extending across several small European nations. It assesses the impact
of various policy interventions on the film and television industries
and grows out of previous research of these nations and their creative
The post holder will report directly to the PI and will support the PI
and CI by reviewing the academic and policy literature around support
for the screen sector, mapping the film and television sector of
specific small nations, conducting interviews with stakeholders where
appropriate, publishing work in high-quality journals, and assisting
with dissemination and impact activities including conferences and other
Any enquiries should be addressed to Dr Caitriona Noonan - email address
(NoonanC /at/ cardiff.ac.uk)
The post is fixed term for 20 months and part-time at 17.5 hours per week.
Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6)
Date advert posted: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Closing date: Thursday, 5 July 2018
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this
vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and
diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe
this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a
diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the
ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social,
cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In
supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and
their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible
working or job share arrangements.
• To conduct quantitative and qualitative research on film and
television policy within small nations, and on the various organisations
that contribute to that landscape.
• To undertake administrative tasks associated with the research
project, including project planning, reporting and dissemination.
• To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research
including research funding proposals
• To review and synthesise existing literature within the field,
including academic research and policy documents.
• To publish in high quality peer-reviewed national and international
• To present research at national and international conferences/seminars
• To create and nurture relevant research networks to include academics,
industry and policy makers in order to pursue opportunities for
collaboration and dissemination.
• To prepare progress reports and other updates to the advisory board
and other key stakeholders
• To participate in School research activities
• To contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional,
national and international profile
• To undergo professional development that is appropriate to the post
and which will enhance the post holders’ research and project management
• Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role of
Qualifications and Education
1. Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or
relevant industrial experience
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
2. An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or
relevant industrial experience within at least one of following research
Policy support for the creative sector
Media in and from small nations
Film and/or television industry
3. Proven ability to generate academic outputs, industry reports or
4. Proven ability to conduct qualitative research and data analysis,
5. Evidence of project administration
Communication and Team Working
6. Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication,
particularly with industry and policy-makers
7. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation particularly
in the dissemination of research.
8. Proven ability to work independently and supervise the work of others
to focus team efforts and motivate individuals as part of a small
1. Evidence of innovative collaboration with industry and/or policy-makers
2. Experience of working within public-sector policy -making or the film
and television industry.
3. Experience of quantitative mapping and economic analysis
4. Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding
5. Competencies in a European language.
Salary Range Min.
Salary Range Max.
Academic - Research
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